Bio and CV
Martino is Principal Investigator of the Urban Predictive Analytics Lab and Assistant Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC. He is broadly interested in the application of computational and data sciences for tackling urban planning challenges. His research focuses on understanding the environmental and societal impacts of infrastructure and technology in cities. He applies complexity sciences and computational methods to measure, characterize and model interdependencies between human behaviour and technology use in the built environment. Overarching research questions include: Who benefits from new technology and what are the equity implications? What are the limitations and opportunities for technology to improve human well-being and mitigate climate change? How can scientific research inform urban policy and decision-making to achieve positive sustainability outcomes? Martino has led both technical and policy research on the large-scale deployment of smart energy and transport technologies, and has worked with UNEP, UNDP, Hitachi Europe’s Smart Cities Program, and various municipal governments. He has lectured at UBC and Oxford on Sustainable Energy, Climate Change and Smart Cities, and has peer reviewed academic publications including Science and Nature on these topics.
Previously, he was Co-Director, Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems at UBC (2015 - 2018), Oxford Martin Fellow in Complexity, Resilience and Risk, University of Oxford (2013 - 2015), and Senior Research Fellow for the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (2012 - 2014), where he contributed to the national infrastructure simulation platform now used by the UK government and the United Nations Engineering Branch (UNOPS). Martino completed his PhD in Environmental Science specializing in Computational Modelling at the University of Oxford, where he developed algorithmic behavioural models of social network influence to understand and predict early adoption of electric vehicles for climate change mitigation.
|Plan 548S||(3)||Current Issues in Planning: Infrastructure Planning and Smart Cities||2019 Summer|